A 6-year-old Texas girl made history on Thursday. The Central Texas girl, who suffers from intractable epilepsy, became the first person in Texas to receive a legal delivery of medical marijuana grown and produced here in the Lone Star State. Doctors prescribed for her the low-THC cannabis oil, in the hopes it could help. "For Texans suffering from intractable epilepsy, the wait for medical cannabis is finally over," said José Hidalgo, chief executive officer of Cansortium Holdings, the Florida-based parent company of Cansortium Texas, which also operates under the name Knox Medical.
A co-founder of the terror group Hamas died Tuesday, three weeks after accidentally shooting himself in the face while cleaning his weapon, an official said. Imad al-Alami, 62, was "examining his personal weapon in his home" Jan. 9 when the gun went off and a bullet struck him in the face, Hamas said. read more
Hillary Clinton on Tuesday expressed regret for not having fired a senior adviser on her 2008 presidential campaign who was accused of repeatedly sexually harassing a young subordinate. In a lengthy Facebook post, the Democrat sought to explain her decision to deliver a less severe punishment to Burns Strider, who was her faith adviser, despite a recommendation from her campaign manager that Strider be fired. ... "I did this because I didn't think firing him was the best solution to the problem," Clinton said. "He needed to be punished, change his behavior, and understand why his actions were wrong. The young woman needed to be able to thrive and feel safe. I thought both could happen without him losing his job."
The US government is considering a federal takeover of portions of the country's mobile broadband networks, according to documents obtained by Axios. A National Security Council official presented senior members of the President Donald Trump's administration and other agencies with information suggesting that the United States needs to centralize its 5G network by the end of President Donald Trump's first term as a safeguard against Chinese cybersecurity and economic threats, according to the documents. read more
Voters suspect the FBI is hiding something and think a special prosecutor is needed to see if the nation's top cops have been playing politics. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters believe a special prosecutor should be named to investigate whether senior FBI officials handled the investigation of Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump in a legal and unbiased fashion. Thirty-one percent (31%) disagree, but a sizable 19% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.) read more